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Suboxone Detox Symptoms

Renowned Detox Program Can Effectively Eliminate Suboxone Addiction

Suboxone detox can be extremely difficult without proper supervision of a medical professional. Without this, many patients return to use. Suboxone is an opiate and withdrawal symptoms mimic those of other opiates. If a patient attempts to stop using Suboxone abruptly, intense withdrawal symptoms will occur. It’s recommended that patients gradually taper their dosage over time to slowly wean off the drug.

Suboxone is most commonly used in opiate replacement therapy as a substitute for other opiates that are deemed to be more dangerous. Suboxone contains a combination of the drugs Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Buprenorphine is similar to other opiates as a pain reliever but doesn’t produce the euphoric side effects and therefore may be easier to stop taking. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids at the receptor sites. Although Suboxone use is intended as addiction treatment, it has the tendency to become habit forming and is subject to abuse.

Suboxone is available in tablets and as a sublingual film. The tablets are meant to be placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. This can take anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes. Tablets aren’t meant to be chewed or swallowed as the medicine won’t work the way it’s intended to and opiate withdrawal symptoms may occur.  

Suboxone Withdrawal Can Linger, Leading To Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

If a person has developed a physical as well as psychological dependence to Suboxone, this constitutes addiction. He or she will likely experience several side effects if self-detox is attempted.

These include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Mood changes
  • Insomnia
  • Intense cravings

These detox or withdrawal symptoms can occur within 36 hours of last dose. Opiate withdrawal can last for a week or more depending on the severity of use. However, Suboxone withdrawal tends to linger. (PAWS) Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome refers to the persistent symptoms people suffer with following detox. PAWS symptoms include mood swings, lethargy, insomnia, extreme cravings, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, suicidal behaviors and general cognitive impairment.

When ‘Going It Alone’ Doesn’t Work, Many Look To Rapid Detox For Complete Recovery

Patients often find it difficult to stop using Suboxone on their own due to intense and sometimes lingering symptoms of withdrawal. Even patients who slowly wean off the drug find it difficult to stop for good. 

Suboxone detox is part of the renowned Waismann Method Treatment that includes rapid detox to quickly eliminate the physical opiate dependence. This process can be accomplished in less than two hours, with a 3-to-5 day hospital stay. Aftercare to assist in treating the psychological opiate dependency is offered at the Domus Retreat for an additional 2 to 7 days. This program quickly addresses the problem and gives patients the tools they need to safely transition back to a healthy and productive life.

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